Lending a Hand
"To Tell the Truth" on the Web is a cooperative project in that we're dependent on -- and very grateful for -- informational help from various sources, including series documentation or personal remembrances. The overall goal is to help former contestants locate their program appearances. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of shows about which very little is known, primarily the daytime shows from the 1960s.
Toward that end, if you were associated with the show in any way, if you are a researcher or collector who would be willing to share your information, if you are a contestant who has held onto supporting documents or can relate details about your experience, please contact Marshall Akers. In particular, what I call the Proof of Performance sheet -- the document that was mailed between the production date and airdate to contestants who appeared on the 1969-78 and 1980-81 series -- is always invaluable due to the sheer volume of infomation provided on a single page. The PoP sheet is formatted something like this:
TAPED on January 24, 1978
This proof of performance page can be incomparably helpful in locating other former contestants' episodes. Many thanks in advance to anyone willing to send this information.
Please don't discount your remembrances. Even the smallest detail might turn out to be be a tremendous help for other contestants searching for their episodes. And since facts are currently available on less than half the approximately 5,000 shows that have been produced since 1956, any information is valuable.
So please -- share your story!
Alternatively, if you have been helped somehow by this TTTT project and would like to contribute monetarily, please consider giving to one of the following archives that have been terrifically helpful with our research:
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Akers with any
information you're willing to share.
Thanks so much.
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